Guest Posted September 4, 2002 Share Posted September 4, 2002 I'm not a fan of the fee program and I never buy a pass but: -The FS is not "making" any money with the fee program, the best they can do is break even with their past budgets and they'll probly never do that. -Commercialization and Disneyland references are way over the top, they can't even get enough funding to keep trails maintained. -They want to know what people want so that they can spend what little they have where it will make the most difference to the public. Unfortunately most suggestions come from car campers and people who want more development rather than from people on this site (speak up!). -The FS is not a villianious bunch of goons (except for Larry) they're stuck with this program by the higher ups and are trying to deal with it just as we are. I even had a ranger tell me that I wouldn't need a pass because there would be no one patrolling the lots while I was in the backcountry. The fee system is bad so keep protesting it (I will), but protest it for what it is, not for what will get the most attention. Also, a newspaper will print most letters to the editor as long as they are not too long or crazy. Be sure to check your spelling and word choice well as the editors rarely do that, leaving your grammar to speak for you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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